Why choose Radboud University?

Would you like to study at a highly ranked university with a magnificent green campus where there is plenty of room to be yourself?

At Radboud university we welcome and embrace all nationalities, cultures and backgrounds, there is an open atmosphere and ample possibility for face-to-face contact with teachers and researchers. As a student at our university, you will be trained to become a committed professional. Together we will achieve the mission of contributing to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for everyone. You will learn how to think about important issues and will be well prepared for your future.

Some facts & figures

  • Radboud University is, for the third year in a row, the second best general university in the Netherlands according to the Keuzegids Universiteiten 2024. We have maintained our top two position for more than 10 years! What's more, seven of our Bachelor's belong to the top of Dutch academic education, and nine Bachelor's are ranked number 1 in their fields.
  • Sixteen programmes received the Elsevier Medal in 2023. These programmes are rated by students as above average in their fields.
  • Overall satisfaction with the program, atmosphere and the likelihood that students would choose the same program again have been rated very positively and higher than national averages for years (National Student Survey 2023).
  • All our programmes are evaluated for their quality and accredited by the NVAO.
  • We offer more than 50 Bachelor’s programmes and 200 Master’s specialisations.
  • Even when have graduated: we won't forget you! As Radboud alumni, you receive a number of benefits, including free study credit with which you can continue to develop yourself. There is also a special community for alumni: Career Central; for everything the university has to offer during and after your studies.

What sets us apart?

  • There is a pleasant, open atmosphere on our campus. When it comes to the atmosphere on their study programme, current students gave a rating of 4.15 out of 5.
  • We encourage you to look further than your programme and offer a multidisciplinary education. You will develop a wide range of professional and academic skills.
  • Thanks to our extensive national and international network, we are able to easily arrange a foreign internship or student exchange.
  • We score high in the area of academic counselling. Our average scores are higher than the national average.
  • Radboud students have given the substantive expertise of our lecturers an extremely high rating, namely 4.4 out of 5.
  • Radboud University wishes to contribute to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for everyone. That is why all of our students will encounter sustainability issues during their studies.
  • Radboud University is located in Nijmegen, a true student city in the heart of Europe, which means you will have plenty of opportunity to explore other destinations.
  • Our green campus is a wonderful place to study. All of our facilities, such as the lecture halls, library and canteen, are within walking distance of each other.
  • We want to contribute to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. Sustainability is therefore an important theme within the university. Therefore, all students come into contact with issues related to this theme from their studies.

Why study in the Netherlands?

The Netherlands (or Holland as it is often referred to) is a small European country with vast horizons. Though the first things that spring to mind may be cheese, tulips, and windmills, the country has so much more to offer.

The Dutch are known for their innovation and creativity, and their education system is recognised for its international character and problem-based learning style. The Netherlands is considered the most connected country in the world, and the Dutch continually strive to make connections, whether culturally or in business opportunities, with many multinationals based in The Netherlands. Compared to other English-speaking countries like the US and the UK, tuition fees in The Netherlands are relatively low. And while Dutch is the national language, English is widely spoken by an estimated 90% of the population, so you don’t have to worry about learning Dutch – for now!

On the Study in Holland website you can read about all the perks of being an international student in the Netherlands and get ample information about Dutch culture, education and other practicalities of living and studying in the Netherlands.